Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Who's bad?

'If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.'

Michael Jackson

I actually do not know whether this post will be controversial. What I do know is that I grew up listening to the Jackson 5 and to Michael Jackson's loving voice and astonishing dancing routines. Call it wrong, call it whatever you want, hats off to his brilliant/artistic/creative/musical genius.
That being said, this a tribute, not only a memorable moment I'd like to share with you. Let's not think of plastic surgery, molested children, wacko jacko. Just on how much influence this manchild has had in you. Either in his music or videos, he sure made a huge impact on many people throughout the world. The legendary king of pop is dead. And yet we'll sing his songs, we'll tell jokes on him and make fun of a true artist. Well, who's bad anyway?

Think about it and give your honest opinion: Which Michael Jackson's song is your favourite?

There's a video I'd like you all to watch!

Teacher Marcela

Recreio Branch


Anonymous said...

I've been listening to MJ since I was 5 years and my favourite song is THRILLER, it touches my heart so deeply.
I loved your post and I hope that his songs will echo forever.

Elysio Mendes from CAE course at cULTURA iNGLESA rEcReIo... =}

Recreio said...

I was a teenager during the 80´s so obviously Michael Jackson was the most famous and influential pop artist in my generation.
When I was a teen, my favourite song was Billie Jean.I used to memorize his songs and I know some of them by heart until today.
All teens liked him at that time because his songs had different rythms, like soul, rock and dance.
He was very famous, very talented, and different!
Claudia Goes

Anonymous said...

Michael Jackson has everything to do with my life. I remember watching him singing thriller for the first time on TV. It was a Sunday and I was at my grandma´s. Although I used to listen to some of Jackson 5´s songs, I couldn´t say I was really hooked on them. So, thriller made me feel "thrilled" and amazed, what was the starting point of my addiction. On the following day I begged my mom to buy me MJ´s long play (old stuff, I guess! :)) and as she did so, I got a bit disappointed since I wasn´t able to understand the lyrics. Guess what! I decided to learn English and enrolled an English course just because of MJ. In a minute my disappointment turned into pride as I was able to sing all his songs by heart.I was in love with the language and some years later became an English teacher.
He´s part of my sweetest memories.
Paula Botelho (teacher-Campo Grande branch)